Residents in Port Harcourt rescued a group of boys who were being harassed by police in the state capital and it was captured on tape.
The young men were driving a black coloured Mercedes Benz when the officers stopped them and conducted a search. But when they were done searching and could not find anything incriminating, they wanted to arrest the motorist and his friends.
It was gathered that the incident happened at Iwofe Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
A mob gathered and intervened in the matter, thereby preventing the security personnel from whisking the boys away.
In a video which surfaced on social media, a crowd could be seen fighting for the boys to be freed and they were eventually allowed to drive off. As the police officers were leaving with their van, the crowd was happy and they started booing them.
Watch the video below:
@TycoonRazzi commented; This can never happen in Lagos. People go just dey look
@RuthlessOO7; @SupremeCourtNg @NGCourtofAppeal when you give the right verdict on judgement day Nigerians will spring up from every corner in your defence… just do what’s right cause the street is no longer friendly as you see
@kwaakwei; A few things I’ve observed about the police, especially in Africa:
More than 80% don’t know the law
They think they’re above the law
They’ll intimidate you if you do not know the law (your rights)
@OcheKelvin3; If we can replicate this across the country it will be good, because some corrupt police men are extorting innocent Nigerians.
@acepee; One day monkey go go market eno go return.. Today them allow monkey go house, note to olopa
@WAdemolake; This is how Nigerians should freed themselves from the hand of criminal in uniform, but this can’t happen in Lagos because of minding my business attitude.
In other news…
CorrectNG reported earlier that a young man, Nura Mohammed confessed that he masterminded the theft of a new motorcycle in Adamawa state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Suleiman Nguroje, said Nura, a commercial motorcyclist explained that he needed something to sell off in a bid to raise money for his wedding.
The Adamawa State indigene recounted how he and his accomplice, Muhammed Bello, lured their victim to the area where they took his motorcycle from him.
The State Police Command apprehended the two suspects in Fufore Local Government Area after the case was reported by the victim.
Nura Mohammed, 20 hails from Modire in Girei LGA while Muhammed Bello, 24, is a native of Jili Unguwan Wakili from Fufore LGA. They both confessed to the crime and pleaded for mercy.
Nura who said he got involved in the theft out of love and to get money to marry a girl he had been going out with, pleaded with his girlfriend to exercise patience and to understand that he did it for their relationship. He asked the law for forgiveness, as it was the first time he would commit such a crime.